Power Restored to 90 Percent of Ridgewood, Glen Rock

PSE&G projects full restoration by the end of Saturday.

Ten days after Hurricane Sandy hit, roughly 10 percent of households in Glen Rock and Ridgewood remain without power, according to the latest PSE&G figures.

The latest work schedule from the embattled utility shows 880 customers – or, 8.6 percent – in Ridgewood still in the dark as of early Thursday morning. About 11 percent of borough households – 527 – also remain without power.

The utility says full restoration to both towns should come by Saturday, with more than half of those remaining back up on the grid by the end of Thursday.

Residents in both communities told Patch they saw a number of out-of-state utility workers making repairs to lines, including on S. Irving St. in Ridgewood where a live wire has terrified a community for well over a week.

"For many, last week's storm has evolved into this week's inconvenience - one characterized by school delays, gas lines and clean up efforts," Ridgewood Mayor Paul Aronsohn said in a statement Thursday morning. "But for others – for too many of our friends and neighbors – this storm remains very much a present, miserable reality. Their struggle continues. Their homes remain cold and dark. Their lives remain disrupted. For them, Hurricane Sandy continues." 

The utility said it expected full power to be restored in Ridgewood on Saturday, Nov. 3 and in Glen Rock on Monday, Nov. 5.

Those dates came and went, leading residents and officials to pan the utility for miscommunicating with residents.

How do things look in your neighborhood? Still without power? Share your experience below.

Denise November 08, 2012 at 07:26 PM
Thank you Florida team for restoring power to N Walnut St on Wed morning before the storm. What a great group of guys!
Jim November 08, 2012 at 07:30 PM
My mom lives on South Irving near Grove and is still without power. Two trucks are working there today, and a lineman told me power would be restored tonight. We'll see.
kerriann November 08, 2012 at 07:52 PM
Highland Ave thanks the linemen from Illinois!!!!
Laura Johnson November 08, 2012 at 08:45 PM
And a huge thanks to the CenterPoint Energy crew from Texas. Over a dozen trucks went by our house on East Glen. Thanks guys!!!
Lorraine Fischer November 08, 2012 at 09:47 PM
Thank you to all the NJ and out of state crews who worked so tirelessely on this.
jp1 November 08, 2012 at 09:53 PM
Thank you all linemen from where ever you are from.
JV November 08, 2012 at 10:10 PM
There were trucks in the area from North Carolina and West Virginia this afternoon. We should all give them a honk and a wave to thank them for being here and helping.
Jim November 08, 2012 at 10:10 PM
South Irving back on the grid. Not sure where the crew came from, but whoever you are, THANK YOU!
mike dougherty November 08, 2012 at 10:16 PM
I just want to thank the Wichita linemen most of all.
Ridgewooder November 09, 2012 at 03:05 PM
Now where is my Verizon Fios!?!?!?!?!
Rene November 09, 2012 at 03:57 PM
Thanks to GR communications. Was out for 8 plus days, but was able to get updates on phone. Advise all residents to sign up for this service. did not like all the information I was getting, but at least I knew what was going on. Hope everyone is up an running soon.
Rene November 09, 2012 at 03:58 PM
Thanks to all of the our of state crews as well. Lifesavers for certain.
SLDon November 09, 2012 at 05:24 PM
Thanks to all the power lineman crews that restored my power! My family much appreciates your dedication.
AC Willment November 09, 2012 at 06:44 PM
Glad not only for all the people no longer in the dark (I never lost power, myself) but to stop all the robocall updates from local officials clogging my answering machine. Really, guys, there must be a way to target these, and some of the rhetoric came across as being more about political self-promotion than actual concern for the progress of the work or the people affected.
Rene November 09, 2012 at 07:23 PM
You NEVER lost power. That is great, but for those of us who were out for over a week, the information was helpful and at least we knew something was going on. Clogging your answering machine when people's houses were 40 degrees, my heart breaks for you. Thanks again for the information, more is better than less when you are out of power, and it never sounded political or self- promoting to me.
longtimer66 November 09, 2012 at 07:38 PM
The robocalls were a real lifeline and very much appreciated by many of us - we were out 9 days. I was able to pass along the info to many elderly neighbors whose phones did not work because they were either cable or FIOS. We still have one copper line and I was able to hook up an old POTS phone to it to get the info. It's really disingenuous to say the calls clogged up your answering machine above -- people were freezing and in the dark. I applaud the Mayor's outreach in this -- my family is here a long time and the Village has never got info out as well as it did in this situation. With no power, there was no internet or much of anything else for many people.
Lili Y November 10, 2012 at 04:03 AM
Thanks the crew from Minnesota power witthill back after 8 days and 8 nights and the outreach of the Mayor is really comforting. Still we need to figure out a way to get the wire stronger for next storm while keeping trees.
lee resnick November 10, 2012 at 08:44 PM
Don't forget the out of state tree cutters!


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